I am a freelance filmmaker, director, cinematographer and editor, when I’m not taking photos! I love capturing beautifully fleeting moments as much as I love creating wonderful lighting so I’m just as happy shooting a fast paced event as I am filming on a controlled set. Please take a look at my showreel to see the kind of work I do:
Since my first music video for Rizzle Kicks in 2010 I’ve done a lot of different projects and I love that diversity. I tend to take on a more specialised role as Director or Director of Photography for larger shoots and I work in a small or one man production team on smaller projects, sometimes directing, shooting and editing myself, all with my own equipment. If anything I’m a specialist in shooting scaleable, high-end, cinematic looking films, fast, with a small footprint.
I love to find new ways of telling stories, seeing the world from different perspectives. In the last year I’ve filmed super slow motion underwater, from the air with an aerial drone, motion controlled timelapses from cliff edges and most things in between. I can shoot 4k 25p from a drone and 2k raw at 240 fps from the ground. I have the right equipment for it not to limit almost any kind of creative idea.
A little History of me
I started in photography in 2008 and I continue to spent 50% of my time photographing wonderful weddings around the world in a photojournalistic style, more recently having photos featured in Vanity Fair, E! Entertainment and People for the the wedding of the Hollywood actor Stanley Tucci and literary agent Felicity Blunt.
As well as taking relaxed, candid photos at important occasions, I embraced and became part of a new wave of digital film-making that started around 2010. My first professional film was a music video – Down With The Trumpets for an unknown band that helped get them signed to a major record label. The band, Rizzle Kicks became a chart sensation with a platinum selling first album for them and a MOBO nomination in 2011 for Best Video for that first music video I directed, shot and edited. By 2015, Down With The Trumpets alone has over 16 million views on Youtube.
In 2014 I did a lot of destination filming for events like British Polo Day in India, China and Mexico as well as music videos in Italy and France and commercial shoots for Samsung, Beulah and The Weather Network. I also do the occasional event film for clients like Ralph Lauren and the occasional private, high end wedding film.